Course Title: Install, align and test sound equipment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4230 Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Title: Install, align and test sound equipment

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with skills and knowledge necessary install and align sound equipment with relation to acoustics, power and connectivity.

After satisfactory completion of this course you will be able to:
• Identify the basic components of an amplified sound system
• Understand the basic requirements of gain structure, dynamics and equalisation
• Understand the basic concepts of acoustics and the acoustic effects of a sound system
• Coordinate the needs of a client in providing an appropriate sound system
• Connect multiple sound sources into an amplified sound system
• Test and align the various components of a sound system

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSSOU05A Install, align and test sound equipment


1.    Determine audio equipment requirements

2.    Prepare for installation of audio equipment

3.    Install audio equipment

4.    Align audio equipment

5.    Test audio equipment

6.    Ensure mechanical safety throughout installation

7.    Ensure electrical safety throughout Installation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding the setup, alignment and testing of an amplified audio system

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.